Taylor Swift: ‘I’m excited about re-recording my albums in 2020’

Taylor Swift has confirmed she will head into the studio next year (20), when she’s officially contractually free, to re-record her old albums.
The ME! singer was enraged earlier this summer after her ex-label boss Scott Borchetta sold his Big Machine company – and with it the master recordings of Taylor’s first six albums – to Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun.
She has now confirmed plans to re-record the first five albums, from her 2006 self-titled debut to 2014’s 1989, as soon as next year, when she’s contractually free to.
“It’s something that I’m very excited about doing because my contract says that starting November 2020, so next year, I can record albums 1-5 all over again,” Swift told Good Morning America host Robin Roberts on Thursday (22Aug19). “I’m very excited about it because I think that artists deserve to own their work. I just feel very passionately about that.”
Swift was free to sign a major new deal with Universal Music Group after completing six albums for Big Machine with the release of Reputation in November 2017.
However, she was then infuriated by Braun’s purchase of Big Machine and her masters, due to her desire to gain independence as an artist and her previous run-ins with the music mogul, his client Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian.
The pop superstar releases her seventh studio album, Lover, on Friday, and performed a special gig in Central Park in New York, broadcast on Good Morning America, ahead of its release.
During the concert she performed recent singles, ME! and You Need to Calm Down, as well as her anthemic earlier hit Shake It Off.